Andrea Aleksandrova expresses concerns about Sheila Wray Gregoire's "Great Sex Rescue" research. Last week after Patrick Miller had expressed doubts about Sheila's research, Sheila challenged Patrick on Twitter. Patrick ended up apologising to Sheila. Andrea calls for an in-depth discussion about the claims Sheila is making. She also expresses concerns about how justice-loving people are responding.
Tag: survivors’ stories
Tillamook testimony concerning Jeff Crippen
Tillamook Speaks presents witness / survivor testimony from someone who used to belong to Jeff Crippen's church in Tillamook. It is published by Sister, who is a regular commenter here. The Tillamook survivor, "Chris" (a pseudonym), contacted Sister and myself. Sister and I know Chris's real name but at Chris's request we are not disclosing… Continue reading Tillamook testimony concerning Jeff Crippen
Fight, Flight, Freeze, Fawn, Feign, Flirt – ways recipients of abuse may respond to their abusers – Gary Pfeifer
“Fight, Flight, Freeze, Fawn, Feign, Flirt” — these are some of the ways recipients of abuse might respond to their abusers. In his post Separation from my body to escape suffering, Gary Pfeifer talks about this. If any readers think that recipients of abuse are silly or stupid for responding to abuse by fawning, feigning… Continue reading Fight, Flight, Freeze, Fawn, Feign, Flirt – ways recipients of abuse may respond to their abusers – Gary Pfeifer
Attacked from the inside – Intimate Partner Sexual Violence
It's estimated that almost one in 10 Australian women has experienced sexual violence at the hands of the person she’s meant to trust most – her intimate partner. The crime scene may be her own home, her own bed. Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (IPSV) is little understood, with insidious consequences for the women exposed to… Continue reading Attacked from the inside – Intimate Partner Sexual Violence
Angela Ruth Strong’s interview of Barbara Roberts
Angela Ruth Strong interviewed Barbara Roberts in Dec 2011. Links updated where necessary and a few links added. Material in square brackets added by Barb in 2021. There was actually a time when my ex-husband sent me a list of scripture verses on why I could never remarry. This was a joke coming from him,… Continue reading Angela Ruth Strong’s interview of Barbara Roberts
Have there been any “Biblical Patriarchy” homes that have been healthy?
Rebecca Davis asked a good question: Do you know anyone who grew up in a home that claimed to be a "Biblical patriarchal" home that was happy and healthy, with parents who loved and respected each other and in which the children grew up to be whole and well-functioning adults? Rebecca asked this question on… Continue reading Have there been any “Biblical Patriarchy” homes that have been healthy?
For the Kingdom! — Hadassah Lily Darling’s abuse story
When survivors of abuse tell their stories, it helps other survivors learn and grow. Back in 2018 we published a guest post For the Kingdom! – A survivor of domestic abuse tells her story. She used a different pseudonym then. She set up a blog called Hadassah's Legacy, but she has now removed the blog and… Continue reading For the Kingdom! — Hadassah Lily Darling’s abuse story